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How to buy Cerazette online?

You are able to buy Cerazette online without an appointment with your doctor. To start the ordering process, simply select the quantity you require and move on to the three-step online doctor process. If you order 168 tablets, you will be covered for six months at a time, saving you the time and effort heading to the doctor's in-person.

To order Cerazette online, complete a five-minute consultation for free next day delivery or nominated day options to ensure that your medication reaches you as swiftly as possible; choose the delivery method that best matches your requirements.

What is Cerazette?

This is the only 12-hour mini pill available in the UK and can be taken by smokers, if you're over 35 and if you are breastfeeding. Cerazette provides women with almost complete protection from pregnancy, which is its primary aim however you can take a mini pill contraceptive like Cerazette without needing to use it to prevent conception.

This medication can also be used by women who suffer from heavy periods or dysmenorrhoea, with Cerazette providing relief from these symptoms for 94% of women at the clinical trials stage.

As well as heavy periods, Cerazette can be used to treat cramps and discomfort during your period, regulates the start date every month to within a couple of days and alleviates any PMS symptoms including mood fluctuations.

These are the benefits of nearly all hormonal contraceptives for most women, however, the mini pill Cerazette has further advantages specific to progestogen-only pills.

  • 12-hour window; Cerazette also offers women greater flexibility in when they need to take the pill, with dosage times only needing to be within 12 hours of the usual time that the medication is taken.
  • No oestrogen; As this is a progestogen-only pill (POP), it is generally well tolerated and can be used by women who would not be suitable for some of the contraceptive pills.
  • Highly tolerant; Cerazette can be suitable for women who are over the age of 35, smokers or by women who are breastfeeding.

How does Cerazette work?

This contraception is a popular form of the mini pill that contains a synthetic form of progestogen called desogestrel. This works by tricking your body into thinking that ovulation has already taken place and subsequently preventing the release of an egg by the ovary. It also alters the consistency of the womb lining so that an egg is unable to implant itself there and thickens the natural mucous in the womb, which dramatically reduces the possibility of sperms cells being able to enter the womb and fertilisation taking place. This is the exact same process as combined pills that also contain oestrogen, however, some women find they experience side effects or are sensitive to this particular hormone, making Cerazette and mini pills a good alternative.

Due to the absence of oestrogen, Cerazette is also proven to be much safer for women who are breastfeeding, over the age 35 or smokers.

A negative to many mini pills is the window for forgetting a pill. For example, it is usually only three-hours before the effectiveness diminishes. Cerazette, on the other hand, is the only mini pill that can be taken up to 12 hours later. This is an additional benefit over the other mini pills, which need to be taken within the same three hour time period each day. It can also provide relief for women who have very painful periods. In clinical trials, 94% of women reported less painful periods while taking Cerazette.

How to take Cerazette

Like many hormonal contraceptive, Cerazette is nearly 100% effective at preventing pregnancy, however you must take it correctly for this to be the case. With mini pills and combined pills, this is simple. Pills are labelled with the days for ease and you take one pill per day with or without water. Once you've been on a pill for a while, you will get into the routine of taking it. Many women take their pill either first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening.

  • Unlike some other contraceptive pills, you take one tablet per day for the full 28 days of your cycle with no break.
  • Once you finish your last pill in one strip, you immediately move on to the next strip.
  • This medication can be taken within 12 hours of your usual time, allowing you greater flexibility in how and when you take the medication.
  • It can be taken with or without food, and with or without water.

One of the key benefits of Cerazette is that it provides full protection when used on the first day of your period. If Cerazette is taken between day two and day five of your period, a barrier contraceptive method will need to be used for seven days until the medication takes full effect. After this period of time has passed, you will have once again been covered against pregnancy.

What if I miss a mini pill?

Unlike the other types of mini pill, Cerazette has more than a three-hour window. This means that if you forget a pill, if you take it within the following 12 hours, not three hours, then you will still be fully protected.

If the timeframe exceeds 12 hours then the efficiency has diminished and you will need to use barrier contraception such as condoms for the following seven days before being fully protected again.

If you miss more than one pill in one cycle then effectiveness may again lessen. If you are unsure regarding a missed pill, playing it on the safe side by using barrier contraception or avoiding sex until you begin a new blister pack is advised.

Cerazette side effects

As with all prescription medication, there is a risk of side effects in very rare cases. For Cerazette, these can include headache, nausea, acne, breast pain, and weight gain, changes in mood, decreased libido and irregular periods. The majority of cases where these occur are temporary, with symptoms passing once the body adjusts to the contraception. This is usually within the first three months.

If these symptoms are persistent or cause you significant discomfort, you should immediately consult with your gynaecologist for further advice.

Cerazette Precautions

Due to the absence of oestrogen, Cerazette can be suitable for women who would otherwise be unable to use a contraceptive pill. The progestogen-only pill (POP) can be used by women over the age of 35, smokers and women who are breastfeeding. Women who are particularly sensitive to oestrogen can also use this pill.

You should not use Cerazette if you are allergic to desogestrel, the synthetic form of progestogen that this medication contains or any of the other ingredients. Other precautions of Cerazette are:

  • A history of breast cancer
  • Thrombosis (risk of blood clots)
  • Diabetes
  • Jaundice
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Epilepsy
  • Tuberculosis
  • High blood pressure
  • Have or had chloasma

You should consult with your doctor before beginning a course of contraceptive medication.


Overview Mini pillMini pill
Progestogen 350mcg Norethisterone75mcg Desogestrel
Features Fewer side effectsFewer side effects
  Side effects
Side effects Low riskLow risk
Breastfeeding CautionCaution
  Over 35 & smoke
Over 35 & smoke CautionCaution
  High blood pressure
High blood pressure SafeSafe
  How to take
How to take 28 days with no break28 days with no break
  Price 3 month course
Price 3 month course £32.99£39.99
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